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A 33-year-old female asked:

I have newly diagnosed afib. is there any relation to anxiousness or nervousness? heart rate will be fine, but i'll randomly feel nervous or have a scared feeling. metoprolol seemed to help me feel calm at first, but not now. it does help heart rate.

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Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
A fib: Anxiety is related to a fib but not causal. Please continue to see your doctor who will treat you for the electrical issues that cause this. To help minimize the anxiety component see www.relaxationresponse.org and the work of cardiologist Herbert Benson. Peace and good health.

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Last updated Dec 4, 2019

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